Tunde Olaniran Returns With 'Namesake'

Nigerian-American hip-hop punk Tunde Olaniran shares "Namesake," the lead single off his upcoming full-length album 'Transgressor'

Michigan-based rapper/singer Tunde Olaniran shares the first taste off his forthcoming album Transgressor with "Namesake." The new single sees the Nigerian-rooted Olaniran pairing personal lines about self-growth and his youth in London over jolting bursts of stuttering electronics, following the blend of hip-hop, R&B and punk that he explored in last year's Yung Archetype EP. As he explains to Noisey, "'Namesake' is an emotional journey for me, and the energy of the track doesn't travel in a straight line. It explodes, then simmers, then crackles, then gets white hot. It's a reflection of how [I'm] choosing to exist in this world." Check out the full tracklist for Transgressor, due August 7 from Quite Scientific, below and pre-order it on iTunes. Stream the single and see Tunde Olaniran's upcoming live dates in Flint and Brooklyn below.

Transgressor Tracklist

1 – Transgressor

2 - Let Me Go

3 - KYBM

4 - Namesake

5 - Up & Down

6 - Everyone's Missing

7 - Run to the Gun

8 - Don't Cry (feat Invincible)

9 - Paladin

10 - Diamonds (feat iRAWniQ & Passalacqua)

11 - Brighter Days

12 - 24KT

Tour Dates

Jun 27 Flint, MI - Flint Pride in the Park @ Riverfront Park

Aug 15 Brooklyn, NY - MoCADA's 5th Annual Soul of BK Festival @ Herbert Von King Park


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